California Gets Low Marks for Emergency Health Care

California is struggling to provide adequate emergency care,according to a report card released by the American College of Emergency Physicians, the Sacramento Business Journal reports (Robertson, Sacramento Business Journal, 1/16).

Details of Report Card

The state-by-state report card was based on 136 measures in five categories:

  • Access to emergency care, which accounted for 30% of the overall grade;
  • Quality and patient safety, which accounted for 20%;
  • Medical liability environment, which accounted for 20%;
  • Public health and injury prevention, which accounted for 15%; and
  • Disaster preparedness, which accounted for 15%.

The U.S. scored an overall grade of D+ for 2014, down from C- in 2009 (ACEP release, 1/16).  Read more here.

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